Twitch, Google, Twitter, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, November 24, 2022


CNET: Twitch Expands Measures to Thwart Child Predators. “Twitch said Tuesday that it’s implementing a series of new safeguards to address child grooming on its streaming platform.”

Global Village Space: Google to soon begin operations in Pakistan. “According to the details, the Senator said that a delegation of Google will visit Pakistan on December 11 to start operations. The platform will also provide 15,000 scholarships to Pakistani citizens after starting operations in Pakistan.”

New York Times: As Elon Musk Cuts Costs at Twitter, Some Bills Are Going Unpaid. “Mr. Musk and his advisers are examining all types of expenses at Twitter. Some of the social media company’s vendors have gotten stiffed.”


Analytics India: Meet the Woman Behind India’s Major Political Narratives on Social Media. “Political campaigns in India are evolving quickly; political parties are utilising new technology, data analytics, and artificial intelligence in a variety of ways. However, one aspect of political campaigns that has not changed is the use of social media for narrative building. To understand the inner workings of such undertakings in depth, Analytics India Magazine got in touch with political campaign manager Sukriti Sharma.”

ChicagoInno: Winklevoss twins back search engine startup with Chicago roots. “Based in Boston, the new search engine uses artificial intelligence to instantly extract, aggregate and distill findings directly from scientific research. The site also prides itself on being 100% ad-free.”


Engadget: New York’s crypto mining restrictions are the first in the nation. “The environment-focused law establishes a two-year freeze on new and renewed air permits for fossil fuel power plants used for mining that uses demanding ‘proof-of-work’ authentication. The Department of Environmental Conservation will also have to study if and how crypto mining hurts the government’s climate change mitigation efforts.”

Ars Technica: European Parliament declares Russia a terrorism sponsor, then its site goes down. “The European Parliament website was knocked offline for several hours on Wednesday by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that started shortly after the governing body voted to declare the Russian government a state sponsor of terrorism.”


CogDogBlog: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back into the Google Image CC Search Waters Again… . “I am not looking for any kind of fix here. And I don’t want to keep documenting this stuff. But it is obvious to me that we should not sent people to use Google Image search for Creative Licensed photos without making them aware that the results are not to be trusted.”

Florida Tech: University Study Examines Viral Probability of Social Media Posts. “[Xi] Zhang’s work provides a straightforward way of computing the average number of future reshares based on how the content has fared so far in terms of popularity. More plainly, Zhang’s work allows to predict how the resharing of online content will evolve over time.”

Media Matters: In less than a month, Elon Musk has driven away half of Twitter’s top 100 advertisers. “In recent weeks, 50 of the top 100 advertisers have either announced or seemingly stopped advertising on Twitter. These advertisers have accounted for nearly $2 billion in spending on the platform since 2020, and over $750 million in advertising in 2022 alone.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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